Art City: Beth Lipman stays transparent with a twist

Artist Beth Lipman, who lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, has become a master of using shiny objects to lure us into thoughtful observation.

Lipman is known for creating three-dimensional still lifes in glass that are inspired by 17th-century versions of the form. When I first encountered one of her installations at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2007, my reaction was visceral. I was dazzled by the audacity of it: a profusion of familiar objects rendered in clear glass, then carefully arranged on a table to mimic an enormous display of abundance.

But I needed to visit “Laid Table (Still Life with Metal Pitcher)” several more times before I fully absorbed the allusions, references and insinuations behind the

Article source: http://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/arts/art-city/2016/09/30/art-city-beth-lipman-jewish-museum-milwaukee/91115334/

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